The Oxford Bourbon Festival and Auction will be held May 24 and 25, 2019. Join us for a weekend celebration of all things bourbon, with dinners, tastings and an auction where you can bid to own rare bourbons by the bottle and perhaps a custom-bottled barrel of your own. Proceeds from the weekend benefit Move on Up Mississippi.


Friday 6:00: Bourbon Tasting Tour of Homes at Snackbar
The Bourbon Tasting Tour of Homes will begin at James Beard Award Winning Chef John Currence’s Snackbar for a welcome cocktail and check-in. From there, guests will follow the custom map to travel through downtown Oxford’s finest historic homes while meeting Bourbon Distillers and tasting bites from some of the Souths Rising Star Chefs. The tour will finish with a Special Guest Distiller at The Lyric Theater.

Woodford Reserve
Elijah Craig
Buffalo Trace
Pappy Van Winkle

Brian Noyes – Red Truck Bakery
Andy McCown – Snackbar
Bryan Sapp – City Grocery Catering
Mayra Solval – City Grocery
Ralph Taylor – City Grocery
Rusty Anderson – Big Bad Breakfast

Friday 9:00 (Doors open at 8:00): Cha Wa Concert at The Lyric Theater
Grammy Nominated Cha Wa will perform at the Historic Lyric Theater on the downtown Oxford Square.

Saturday 6:00: Rare & Antique Bourbon Auction and Dinner Featuring James Beard Winning Chef Vishwesh Bhatt at Vaught/Hemingway Stadium South Endzone Field Club

A selection of impossible to get, one of a kind rare bourbons, event travel experiences, as well as distillery trips on live auction. Smaller lots on silent auction. A specially curated Guest Chef Dinner featuring James Beard Award-winning Chef Vishwesh Bhatt and LOTS to drink.

Our preferred hotels include:

Graduate Oxford

Courtyard Oxford

Our Sponsors

Ben E Keith
Garden & Gun
Visit Oxford